Xewkija beat Ghajnsielem to stay top

Goals by Dene Shields on the 32nd minute and Thiago Melo dos Santos on the 74th gave Xewkija Tigers a 2-0 win over Ghajnsielem at the Gozo Stadium on Sunday to keep Jesmond Zammit’s side on top the BOV Gozo Football League First Division.

Nadur Youngsters defeated Oratory Youths 5-1 on Saturday. Brandon Said scored on the 6th and the 18th to give Nadur a two-goal lead and Claudio Antunes made it 3-0 on the 22nd. Said added another two minutes in the second half and although Bartomeu Perello Palou pulled one back on the 53rd, Saviour Attard made it 5-1 on the hour.

In another match on Saturday, Kercem Ajax defeated SK Victoria Wanderers 2-1 thanks to a brace by Joshua Buttigieg on the 12th and 88th with Predrag Djordjevic equalising temporarily on the 55th.

On Sunday, Victoria Hotspurs defeated Xaghra United 3-0 thanks to goals by Mark Camilleri on the 7th minute, Eric Nwankwo on the 50th and Moussa Bamba on the 66th.

Meanwhile in the BOV Gozo Football League Second Division, St. Lawrence Spurs took sole leadership after defeating Sannat Lions 3-0 at the Sannat Ground thanks to goals by Charles Mercieca on the 31st and a brace by Mohammed Telessi Senussi on the 72nd and a penalty on the 83rd.

In another match, Munxar Falcons and Qala Saints shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw. Alex Sacco gave Munxar the lead on the 5th and although goals by Christian Portelli on the 28th and Joseph Buttigieg on the 35th, Jordi Parnis equalised for Munxar two minutes in added time.

Meanwhile in the GFA Cup, Oratory Youths and Ghajnsielem secured a place in the semi-finals after defeating Qala Saints and SK Victoria Wanderers respectively at the Gozo Stadium on Tuesday.

A hat-trick by Bartomeu Perello Palou on the 26th (pen), 76th and 91st and a brace by Sibi Gwar on the 62nd and 78th handed Oratory a comfortable 5-0 win over Qala Saints.

On the other hand, Ghajnsielem beat SK Victoria Wanderers by the odd goal in five. John Camilleri put the Blacks ahead on the 29th and two minutes later, Renan Pimenta Telles levelled matters with Ferdinando Apap making it 3-0 three minutes in the second half. Milanko Raskovic reduced the gap for the Wanderers with goals on the 68th and 75th.